SUBSTITUTED letter in Hebrew date slug: 25-8-1948 stampless registered official mail cover on requisitioned OHMS stationary from Tax Authority to local address, tied by 1 full strike on front + 2 on back of JERUSALEM 5 (Main Post Office) postmark whose Hebrew month is spelled here Alef-Kaf instead of Alef-Bet (for "Av"): the character used is more boxy than the Kaf letter but it lacks the tail stroke of the letter Bet and in its place is rounded off much like the letter Kaf. Undocumented: either an improvised substitution or the workshop which manufactured the letters didn't produce the shape correctly. Shown is also a comparison to the correct letter used on cancel the day before at JERUSALEM-5. Torn open at right, piece missing; 2 filing holes. Highly unusual circumstance.
Product Tags: Israeli Philately - Postal Covers, Postmarks & Postal Markings - Israel and Postal History from Israel and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - Official Mail, Minting/Production Error